Salvation Army Today – #KenyaMyHome

Ahead of general elections in Kenya this August, The Salvation Army has put in place peacemaking plans to help avoid a repeat of the violence that followed the 2007 elections. One of the main elements in this plan is the release of a specially written song, ‘Kenya, My Home’ as part of a wide-ranging partnership with The Salvation Army and Community Albums. The song for peace has been written by children across the country. Set to a Kenyan beat and beginning with rhythmic sounds made by everyday items, ‘Kenya, My Home’ uses different tribal languages and has contributions from Christians, Muslims, children who are blind, others who live on the streets, some at school and some living without families, to show through words and music that ‘everyone is somebody.’

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.